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This Week on N Field: Cover Crop Spring Management

April 12, 2024
Soil Management Extension Educator Katja Koehler-Cole shares important information that may help producers target an optimum cover crop termination date.

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Weekly Weather Outlook and Update: April 11, 2024

April 12, 2024
Next week's forecast includes a risk of severe weather on Monday, followed by cooler temperatures that may lead to a frost Friday and Saturday for the majority of the state.

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Four-inch bare soil temp map

Weekly Weather Outlook and Update: April 4, 2024

April 5, 2024
The current outlook is favoring an early planting window in the core production areas of Nebraska, with drier conditions likely for most of the next two weeks.

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Dry peas in field
Historical prospective plantings data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Nebraska 2024 Prospective Plantings

March 28, 2024
Dry edible pea acreage is anticipated to skyrocket in 2024, at a 129% increase over 2023. More sorghum and dry edible bean acreage is also expected in Nebraska this growing season.

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Tractor planting field
Prospective Planting survey results will be published in the Prospective Plantings and quarterly Grain Stocks reports to be released on March 28, 2024.

USDA to Survey Farmers’ Planting Intentions for 2024

February 16, 2024
NASS will mail the survey questionnaire in late February, asking producers to provide information about the types of crops and amount of acreage they intend to plant in 2024.

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Wheat field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Planting Begins in Nebraska

September 6, 2023
Winter wheat planting began right on time last week in Nebraska, and development of corn, soybean, sorghum and dry bean crops continued at or above average pace as of Sept. 3.

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When planted in early July, sorghum-sudangrasses can produce three to four tons by early to mid-September. (Photo by Troy Walz/UNL Beef)

Annual Forage Options for July or August Planting

July 13, 2023
UNL Beef provides information on forage species selection and key management considerations based on desired use.

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Soybean field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Slight Downturn in Corn, Soybean Conditions

June 21, 2023
Crop conditions for corn and soybean fell for the second week in Nebraska, while winter wheat and oats have experienced a slight uptick in condition since early June.

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